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The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, March 25 through March 31, 2020.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. – On the sixth day of a 15-day plan to slow Corona Virus spreading, Americans were urged “to stay at home and save lives” by the White House task force during its press conference at noon Saturday.
States under official lockdown orders include New York, California, Washington.
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
Coahoma Early College High School announced Sunday afternoon it would extend its spring break at least an extra week in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
CECHS is the sixth school system to announce it would be returning to school March 23.
Walmart has not closed and shoppers continue to come in seeking -- well, toilet paper.
"We are open and we have items on the shelf," said Walmart manager Sam Conner. "We get trucks everyday and stock it when we get it."
Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center may be in the heart of the economically challenged Delta, but doctors have come to Clarksdale from all over the country and world and found the care patients receive at this hospital to be top-notch.
State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indictedBy FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.
Coahoma county reported its first fatality due to coronavirus Saturday.
The Mississippi State Department of Health released the number and apparently there had been some confusion between where the person actually lived and where they died.
Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.
When I think of the 2019 football season in Coahoma County for both high school and junior college, the word transition first comes to mind.
All five teams in some way have not completely fulfilled their potential, but are also on the right path to building more successful programs.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
Lee Academy seniors Brett Wilson and Anna Byrd both made contributions for their teams during the Class 3A-4A-5A MAIS All-Star Basketball Game at Jackson Prep March 6.
Katherine Furr, 89, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, at her home in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Katherine loved serving Coahoma County for 16 years as a county supervisor. She was a very dedicated lady.
The 19-year-old and under American Legion Panola Pirates recently competed in the American Legion state tournament at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg. Reaching the quarterfinals, it was the first Pirates team to capture a win in the state tournament since the team was founded in 2015. Four Lee Academy boys play for the Pirates.
More than 40 years ago a young doctor was looking for a hospital to affiliate with that would allow him to, start a practice, raise a family, get involved in his community and enjoy life.
Dr. Pat Burke found that in Clarksdale.
Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Feb. 29, 2020 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Watkins presiding. Burial follows at Friars Point Cemetery.